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Wednesday: November 9, 2011

Bret Victor's not-so-brief rant on the future of interaction design.Bret Victor's not-so-brief rant on the future of interaction design.

If you haven't seen Microsoft's video entailing what they think the future of technology holds, you should watch it (readily available on source URL as an embedded clip). So watch that video and then read Victor's thoughts on the matter. That being said, I do have a minor point of contention. I did get some hands-on time with a Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 this past weekend and it was a fun, dare I say, semi-magical experience. I highly reccomend Double Fine's Once Upon a Monster (even the demo is fun). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:39 AM | Tags (10) | apple | design | future | hands | interaction | microsoft | rant | tactile | touch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own multi-touch surface device.A handy tutorial regarding how to build your very own multi-touch surface device.

if you've got about $1,500 to kick around (and a spare computer) you too can make a surface that happens to be capable of multi-touch. You could also just buy a device that's already capable of multi-touch out of the box (cough cough, iPhone iPad iPod Touch) - but really, where's the fun in that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 4:02 PM | Tags (9) | device | gadget | gestures | guide | howto | instructables | multitouch | parts | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Final Fantasy I and II now available for your beloved iPhone and/or iPod Touch.Final Fantasy I and II now available for your beloved iPhone and/or iPod Touch.

Buying either game will set you back just nine bucks a piece which isn't so bad when you consider what the Nintendo DS versions of these games are going for. A lot can be said for being able to use tactile buttons though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:59 PM | Tags (10) | apple | finalfantasy | gaming | gizmodo | iphone | ipod | rpg | squareenix | touch | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

What do you want written on your wireless tombstone? PLACE DEVICE HERE.What do you want written on your wireless tombstone? PLACE DEVICE HERE.

Objecs announced today that it has developed 'enhanced memorial products' that add Near Field Communications tags to cemetery markers, which allow text and photos to be 'embedded' in a headstone and retrieved whenever a cell phone is touched against its surface.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:35 AM | Tags (9) | wireless | tombstones | betanews | communications | grave | morbid | mobile | phones | touch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Amazon decides to acquire flexible touchscreen company. Wonder why?Amazon decides to acquire flexible touchscreen company. Wonder why?

Yes, you may be seeing the end of boring black and white e-ink on your beloved Kindle at some point in the near future. I could be wrong though, maybe black and white multitouch screens will be all the rage. The possibilities!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:21 AM | Tags (8) | kindle | amazon | device | touchscreen | multitouch | ereader | ipad | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

New Apple patent may bring touch sensitive bezels to future iPads.New Apple patent may bring touch sensitive bezels to future iPads.

I actually am quite addicted to using hot corners functionality on my beloved copy of Mac OS X for various tasks. This seems like it would be an absolute perfect fit for the iPad's overly thick bezel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:05 AM | Tags (8) | ipad | bezel | corners | mac | apple | touch | patent | gizmodo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Apple's app store crashes through the three billion download mark.Apple's app store crashes through the three billion download mark.

What, no contest for the three billionth download in the app store? What gives? It's not like they've slated out other things to do over there in Cupertino besides contests and giveaways. Wakka wakka wakka.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:28 PM | Tags (11) | apple | appstore | billion | downloads | iphone | ipod | purchases | store | three | touch | tuaw |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

The iPod Touch beat out iPhone sales for the first time this holiday season.The iPod Touch beat out iPhone sales for the first time this holiday season.

It appears that an influx of new iPod Touch devices has flooded the market over Christmas,' Flurry reports, 'and that users of the handset, primarily pre-teen and teen audiences, are voracious downloaders.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:20 AM | Tags (11) | ipod | touch | sales | skyrocket | holidays | boom | graph | chart | fortune | teens | downloads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Apple has gone ahead and ordered parts for their not-so-fabled tablet device.Apple has gone ahead and ordered parts for their not-so-fabled tablet device.

According to DigiTimes, Foxconn's panel-making subsidiary Innolux will serve as the primary supplier of 10-inch panels for the forthcoming multi-touch device while Wintek -- Apple's primary iPhone display panel purveyor -- will be tasked with filling many of the remaining orders.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:02 PM | Tags (9) | tablet | parts | apple | appleinsider | glass | panels | multitouch | device | orders |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

Fabled Apple tablet may finally appear in January thanks to blessing of Steve Jobs.Fabled Apple tablet may finally appear in January thanks to blessing of Steve Jobs.

According to MacRumors, Steve Jobs is quite happy with how the device turned out. There's also that little rumor going around about a media event at the end of January in which Apple has asked certain developers to convert their apps to 'full-screen' use.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:41 AM | Tags (11) | apple | macrumors | event | january | fabled | device | tablet | multitouch | fullscreen | stevejobs | happy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.Apple would like you to know there are now over 100,000 apps to choose from.

...choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. App Store users have downloaded well over two billion apps, continuing to make it the world’s most popular applications store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 4:00 PM | Tags (10) | 100000 | apps | appstore | gaming | industry | iphone | ipodtouch | itunes | macrumors | mobile |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Add some multitouch to your new Windows 7 installation with this Dell monitor.Add some multitouch to your new Windows 7 installation with this Dell monitor.

Just remember to lower your arms every once in a while, lest you get sore arms from simply browsing your adult media collection.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:25 PM | Tags (4) | dell | multitouch | windows7 | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

A handy writeup on the do's and don'ts of Photoshop retouching.A handy writeup on the do's and don'ts of Photoshop retouching.

Follow these well-written collection of tips to avoid being the Mr. Bungle of Photoshop around your home or office. No, the clone stamp can't fix everything.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:49 AM | Tags (9) | brush | clone | depot | donts | dos | photoshop | retouching | tutorial | webdesigner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Apple now allowing in-app purchase for free iPhone applications.Apple now allowing in-app purchase for free iPhone applications.

Say goodbye to all of those cute (and free) 'lite' apps and hello to a constant bombardment of 'BUY THE FULL VERSION NOW! BUY THE FULL VERSION NOW!'. Great, just great.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | apple | apps | free | in-app | iphone | ipodtouch | lite | purchases |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.

playing the tracks in the iPhone Rock Band works just like its console big brother in that every note you miss causes the music to be interrupted. This seems to add so much more to the game than just tapping along to a song like other similar games on the platform...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:05 PM | Tags (10) | gameplay | gaming | iphone | music | preview | rockband | simulation | toucharcade | video | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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